The Baby-sitters Club
The Boxcar Children
Hank the Cow Dog
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan, Sir Doyle
Mysteries of all types abound in the classic tales of world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his side-kick, Dr. Watson.
And Then There were None by Agatha Christie
When 10 strangers, invited by a mysterious American host, arrive at the deserted island they are each accused of murder and it becomes evident that one of them is a murderer as they begin to die off one-by-one-by-one. But which one is it?
The Callendar Papers by Cynthia Voigt
Orphaned, thirteen-year-old Jean desperately needs the job of organizing Mr. Theil's family papers but he is so strange and when she discovers hints that he may have been involved in the mysterious disappearance of his young child years ago, he becomes even more scary. Is she safe?
Coverup by Jay Bennett
Brad vaguely remembers an unusual "bump" when he and his buddy were out driving that night but he isn't sure he wants to remember just what caused that bump as it might be the clue to what happened to his new girlfriend's missing father.
Dangerous Skies by Suzanne Fisher
Buck, white, and Tunes, African American, have grown up together on Buck's Virginia farm and have been able to ignore the differences of their race and culture until the body of a murdered farm worker turns up and Tunes becomes a suspect.
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery by Russell Freedman
Eleanor Roosevelt was a woman of immense courage and fortitude as she met each of the devastating events in her life with renewed determination to make something from the ashes and to be a roll model, before her time, for other women.
The Ghost Belonged to Me by Richard Peck
Alex is drawn to the eerie light coming from the barn but is totally unprepared for the ghost he meets of a young girl with a terrifying warning for him.
Ghost Canoe by Will Hobbs
Nathan MacAllister loves his exciting life helping his father tend the island lighthouse but it isn't until a ship crashes on the rocks nearby that he finds out what "exciting" truly means as sinister events begin to unfold.
Ghosts Don't get Goosebumps by Elvira Woodruff
To get her recently mute brother to talk again, Jenna and her new-best-friend, Angel, decided that they would frighten him by taking him to the abandoned marble factory down in the holler. Turns out that her brother wasn't the only frightened when they discovered the scary things that were happening there!
Holes by Louis Sachar
Stanley Yelnats is sure that it is his family's famous bad luck that sends him to Green Lake Camp, a juvenile detention facility where the main object of every day is for every boy to dig a hole in the desert five feet wide and five feet deep. Stanley is positive that there is more to this hole digging than digging for digging's sake and is determined to find out what it is no matter how dangerous that mission is.
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
As soon as Thomas sees the Civil War era house, which was part of the Underground Railway system, that his family has bought he knows that it will be an adventure but he doesn't expect the strange hauntings that take place within the secret passageways. His quest for the truth makes for exciting reading! The Mystery of Drear House : The Conclusion of the Dies Drear Chronicle is the conclusion to this tale.
The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs
Someone...or something...has planted a ticking clock within the walls of the old house and Lewis, along with his uncle Jonathan and next-door neighbor, must find and dismantle the clock before it ticks down and ends the world.
Howliday Inn by James Howe
In this humorous mystery, Harold and Chester, the Monroe family pets, have been boarded at Chateau Bow-Wow while the family goes on vacation. What should have been a relaxing vacation for the loyal dog and cat becomes a nightmare when the howling begins and the source must be uncovered.
Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
Oh yes, they meant to play a mean and nasty trick on their hated English teacher but this group of high schoolers certainly never meant to kill him! How did that happen and now what will they do?
The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring by John Bellairs
When Mrs. Zimmerman inherits a deserted farm from a distant relative she takes Rose Rita with her to check it out and they discover some terrible evil presence living there.
The Moonlight Man by Betty Ren Wright
Fifteen-year-old Jenny and her little sister are excited about their new home until they meet the "Moonlight Man" and learn of his past secrets and lost love.
The Mummy, the Will and the Crypt by John Bellairs
Johnny Dixon and his friend Professor Childermass have the job of finding the last will of H. Bagwell Glomus which is no easy task since Mr. Glomus wished to make life difficult for his survivorss.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Luckily Hercule Poirot, the famous Belgian detective, was on board the Orient Express train traveling from Istanbul to Paris when the murder of the American was discovered. A full set of unusual characters were all socializing with the American ...which one killed him and why?
The Name of the Game was Murder by Joan Lowery Nixon
A well-known novelist has written one last book detailing all of the ugly secrets he knows about other people. He invites them to a weekend "game" during which they will be given the opportunity to have the information on them removed but only if they can correctly solve the clues. Obviously someone doesn't like this game as the writer is found murdered and the manuscript missing.
The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
Sixteen-year-old Sally Lockhart ventures into London's evil underground in search of clues to her father's death and the location of the valuable ruby.
Search for the Shadowman by Joan Lowry Nixon
Working on a history project for school, Andy's great-aunt doesn't want to answer any of his questions about his ancestors. Through careful investigation, Andy unravels the century old murder mystery that has been part of his family for all these years.
Stonewords by Pam Conrad
Zoe lives in the present and Zoe Louise lives in the past or is it the other way around? These two girls are ghosts in each other's lives and must discover the secrets each holds.
Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Paul Fisher leaves his family in the dust as he forges his own way in the new town to which they have moved. It is here that he begins to unravel the mystery of his brother's evil character and his own handicap.
The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney
When Laura's younger brother is killed by a package bomb thrust into his hands on the London subway, she vows to find the killer but nearly gets herself killed in the process.
The Vandemark Mummy by Cynthia Voight
Twelve-year-old Phineas uses all of her wits to search for the mummy that has mysteriously disappeared from her father's care as keeper of the Egyptian collection at Vandermark College.
View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts
While perched in his secret hideout, Rob witnesses a murder taking place but when he tries to talk about it no one will listen....except for the murderer!
Wanted! by Caroline Cooney
After Alice's father is murdered, someone begins to stalk her even though she is one of the prime suspects. In order to track the killer and to get away from her doubtful mother, Alice must flee from all that she knows and is familiar with.
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
It is an unusual group of 16 people that are called to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will and the terms of the will are even more unusual. One of those people is the murderer of Mr. Westing and the others are challenged to find out which person it is and to then claim the $1,000,000 estate!
Who's There? by Stephanie Tolan
After their parents' deaths, Drew and her brother are sent to live with their strange aunt and uncle. They certainly have enough to worry about but then discover that the old house in which they now live is haunted by a ghost with a dire warning for Drew.